All Year: Prompt removal of damaged or fallen trees that block public thoroughfares or otherwise endanger the public takes precedence over any other tree-related activity.
February: Tree Division orders at least 100 new street trees, which are shipped as bare-root saplings.
Mid-April: Trees are delivered to Mount Pleasant Cemetery and "heeled in" until planted.
Arbor Day: Usually celebrated on the last Friday in April. The DPW Tree Division and Arlington Schools distribute 250 seedlings to fifth graders in selected schools. Schools participate on a rotating basis. Read more about the program here.
Late April: Town crews have approximately two weeks to plant 100+ trees before they leaf out in May.
Late May/Early June: Tree Divisions assesses street trees and decides which individual trees should be removed because they are dead, diseased, or pose a public hazard. Tree Division posts notice removal notice on tree; neighbors have chance to respond.